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New Domestic Violence Strangulation Laws in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   The NSW Government has announced that it will tighten domestic violence laws with the introduction of a new offence of ‘strangulation’. This is being initiated in a bid to make the offence of strangulation easier to prove and to reduce domestic murders. On Tuesday 4 September, NSW Attorney ...continue reading

How Do the New Slow Down Traffic Laws Affect Your Safety as a Motorist in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   As of Saturday, September 1, a new road rule was put in place in NSW that requires motorists to slow down to 40km/h when passing stationary emergency vehicles. These include police cars, ambulances, and fire engines – that are displaying red and blue flashing lights. The new law ...continue reading

Uber Driver Charged for Raping a 17-year-old girl in Sydney

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   Our criminal justice system is based on the presumption of innocence until you are proven guilty in court. It’s a fundamental principal of our criminal justice system, and for very good reason- think of ever being accused of something you didn’t actually do. While it’s easy to point ...continue reading

Why is There Currently a Black Market for Australia’s Baby Formula?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   Last week, NSW Police arrested the leader of a shoplifting syndicate alleged to have stolen more than $250,000 worth of baby formula from supermarket shelves around Australia and then vending them at a significantly higher price on the black market. Lie Ke, 48, the accused kingpin of the ...continue reading

Can a Streaker Be Considered a Sex Offender Under the Law in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh In November 2017, two streakers invaded the pitch at the Big Bash Sydney, bolting across the Sydney Cricket Ground to the cheers of a record 39,756 spectators. The Central Coast cousins and carpenters Chad Sharp, 28, and Josh ‘a bit of a lunatic’ Hudson, 25, thought they would “light ...continue reading

Is it Illegal to Drive in Thongs or Apply Makeup While Driving?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh Across the nation, 10.9 million people admit to driving dangerously on the road and engaging in some form of distraction. From snacking on takeaway food, to applying make-up, wearing thongs instead of covered shoes, and even having a microsleep, Australians’ desire to multitask behind the wheel is putting them ...continue reading

What is the Law and Penalties on Revenge Porn in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh Attorney General Mark Speakman has encouraged victims to report instances of revenge porn, which is now considered a criminal offence in NSW attracting heavy penalties, including full time prison- to reflect the seriousness that the community views this behaviour. Advances in technology has its benefits, but it also has ...continue reading

Driving with Pets: The Harsh Penalties You Could be Facing

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh Australia is a nation of animal lovers, with an estimated 25 million pets across the country. According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), dogs are the most common pet of choice, with 39 per cent of households owning at least one four-legged friend. ...continue reading

New Drink Driving Laws in NSW

By Jimmy Singh.   The average court penalty for first time drink drivers in 2017 was $482. NSW Roads Minister, Melina Pavey said, that around 6000 people in NSW are charged with first time mid-range drink driving, and 55 people in 2017 died from drink driving. The police can give you a penalty notice for ...continue reading

The Law on Nationally Recognised AVOs in Australia

By Jimmy Singh National Recognition of AVOs in Australia Before April 2017, ‘victims’ of domestic violence who had the protection of an AVO in a state were not protected from the perpetrator in any other State or Territory from that AVO. This meant that, prior to April 2017, if the ‘perpetrator’ or ‘victim’ relocated to ...continue reading

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